In a special interview from our San Diego 101 series, Maya Srikrishan interviews VOSD Podcast host Scott Lewis about San Diego politics — what’s happened since 2004 when he started covering the region as a journalist and how local politics has arrived at its current state.
County Supervisor Jim Desmond tweeted at Elon Musk Friday asking for the billionaire’s input on San Diego’s transportation system. Musk said “sure.”
This post originally appeared in the Jan. 21 Politics Report. Subscribe to the newsletter here. For a special podcast this week, we sat down with U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs. In just two years, Jacobs has positioned herself to move into congressional leadership roles. What’s more interesting, though, is she has regularly criticized, if not voted […]
It’s not something you expect to hear: A congressional representative from San Diego saying maybe the Navy has too many ships and maybe the defense department’s budget is too big. But that’s something Congresswoman Sara Jacobs will gladly discuss. As she enters her second term, Jacobs has transitioned from rookie to leadership. The new Congress […]
This week, the San Diego City Council did not yet advance a plan for a new City Hall and reporting described the reluctance to fast-track things to be about reservations over process and timing. It was just an informational meeting of the Council and not a serious setback to the idea but there could be […]
It’s time to acknowledge that our lack of housing created something like a natural disaster and as we begin the years-long effort to catch up, the crisis should be treated just like the catastrophe it is.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria will give his third State of the City speech Wednesday and it will be the first one as the official mayor in front of a crowd. In the olden days of, say, 2012, we would get a copy of the speech in advance and quickly look for what the mayor […]
It’s Christmas Eve and the seventh night of Hanukkah and Boxing Day for Festivus and dark and foggy and there was very little political news this week that we absorbed. So we compiled a sort of “best of” issue for the end of the year. The Biggest Deal Measure B: The city of San Diego […]
San Diego is about to embark on the most serious effort to rebuild City Hall since 2009.
This story has been updated. Monday, the Republican Party of San Diego County is set to re-elect Paula Whitsell as its chair and not everyone is pleased. Backstory: Former Chair Tony Krvaric chose Whitsell as his successor two years ago before vanishing from the public stage where he had been a provocative and very present […]